Image:Pulquevessel.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Rabbit shaped vessel probably used for containing pulque, the rabbit, and the rabbit deity Ome Tochtli, was a symbol of pulque.
In Aztec mythology
, '''Ometochtli''' is the collective or generic name of various individual deities and supernatural figures associated with pulque
[The origins of the word ''pulque'' are uncertain. ''Octli'' is the (Nahuatl) name by which the beverage is referred to in corresponding historical texts of the post-conquest period.]
an alcoholic beverage derived from the fermented sap of the ''Agave americana|maguey
[Aguilar-Moreno 2007, p.149; Miller & Taube 1993, p.136]
By the Late Postclassic period of Mesoamerican chronology
a collection of beliefs and religious practices had arisen in the context of the manufacture and ritualistic consumption of the beverage, known as the "pulque (or octli) cult" with probable origins in a mountainous region of...